See the example in Brazil, we extensively use ethanol from sugar cane to fuel cars, more than 95% of cars produced in Brazil can use any mixture of ethanol and gasoline.
Since Brazil also uses sugar cane to produce sugar, and the global demand for food is increasing. Most producers of sugar cane prefer to sell their production to sugar mills, instead of to ethanol plants, raising substantially the ethanol price at a rate that it's not economically viable to use ethanol to replace gasoline.
1) New Gmail account
2) Fake Facebook account
3) Fake Twitter account
4) Use these for every sign-in thing on all the stupid websites that have a boner for social media.
These accounts will never have friends. They won't have any followers to spam. "Will you allow us to post to your feed?" 'Sure. Even I will never ever see it.' I'm happily experimenting with a couple news readers now despite their asinine requirement that I sign in or otherwise attach one of the above.
I DO think that brazilian legislators are as corrupt as they were 10 years ago (2003) or 15 years ago (1998).
They will sell themselves so they can have their own Apple iPhones without having to struggle into "popular prices shoppings"
And Brazil IS still a "Banana Republic". Do you really think that rich people will ever be arrested for driving drunk?
If Apple buys Grandiente it will be a win-win situation.
Gradiente was a recognizable brand in Brazil until early 2000's. It has licensed products from Sony, Pioneer, Alpine, JVC, Nokia, Atari, Nintendo in Brazil, including Nokia 7110 (The Matrix Cellphone). This caused a very good impression on the quality of their products
On middle 2000's Gradiente went into bankrupt. The brand was sold and the new owner has put it on hold until now.
IMO Grandiente don't have a bright future ahead. Their only chance is to sell the company, or only the brand iPhone, to Apple, and hope to license other brands again.
Although brazilians laws can be compared to most developed countries in world the execution is rarely satisfactory.
Suing a company such as Apple could take up to 10 years, and the value will be not much higher then the cost of the fake iPhone.
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Their Kickstarter campaign ends Wednesday evening, and they're a measly $50k from their stretch goal of offering DRM free Mac and Linux versions of the game. It's refreshing to see an original author scratch back their IP from a major developer and refresh their beloved franchise. Perhaps we'll see more of our old favorites rise from the dead like this as Kickstarter campaigns allow indie studios to raise the capital they need to give fans what they want.
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I think you should read that article closer. Revenue was up significantly. User base was up significantly. The losses were attributed to one time expenses related to their IPO.
Are we back to 1999?
Also in 2009 Zynga was sued for Copyright infringement, this time the settlement was filled by Psycho Monkey, due to the game Mafia Wars.
It seems that there is something very supicious happening with Zynga.
3000 books * 1% = 30 books
So you have read 2970 books so far... considering you sleep 8 hours/day and work, and food, and bathroom... you probably had spent 4 hours/day reading...
And then you probably...
- Better engeneers
- Sorter shipping distance
- Saner time zone
But the most important reason: Considerable tax reduction (as translated by Google Translate)
I am not famous, nor have a miniscule UID, but